To be considered for Florida Medical Marijuana Card qualification, you must:
Be a qualifying resident of Florida or part-time resident (31 consecutive days).
Be diagnosed with a qualifying medical condition.
According to Florida's Amendment 2 and Florida Statutes Chapter 381, a list of diagnosable conditions may be eligible for a medical marijuana certification, including but not limited to:
Medical conditions of the same kind or class as or comparable to those above.
A terminal condition diagnosed by a physicain other than the qualified physician issuing the physician certification.
Chronic nonmalignant pain - "caused by a qualifying medical condition or that originates from a qualifying medical condition and persists beyond the usual course of that qualifying medical condition"
How to apply for a medical cannabis card
Step 1 - Sign Up | Medical Record Collection
Set up appointment. Please book your appointment online. Complete electronic new patient intake forms.
Provide most recent medical documentation of qualifying medical condition. Upload documents to new patient paperwork or bring with you to appointment.
With a signed waiver we can request your records for you, but this may delay your certification until the records are received.
Do I have to be concerned about any privacy issues?
No, your visit is protected under the privacy laws of HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.
Do I have to be 18 years old in order to obtain an evaluation?
Yes, we currently do not see patients under 18.
How much does it cost to get a recommendation and card?
Price for exam is $200 for New Certification and $100 - $150 for a Follow Up Exam or Physician Transfer. Our policy is to follow up with the physician every 7 months. Also, a separate yearly $75 FL DOH Medical Marijuana Card application & renewal fee.
Can I receive my certification on the first visit?
Yes, if you have your medical documents and you qualify during the in-person exam.
Am I guaranteed to receive a Medical Marijuana recommendation?
No. You can only receive a recommendation if our physician evaluates that you have a qualifying condition as defined by Florida law, and that the benefits of using medical marijuana outweigh the risks.
How much time does it take to get a Florida Medical Marijuana Recommendation?
About 20-30 minutes. Come in for your exam, and if you qualify, your physician will immediately add you to the Office of Medical Marijuana Use Registry.
After I get my Florida Medical Marijuana Recommendation from the Florida Cannabis Clinic, how do I get a card and when can I go to the dispensary?
If you qualify for a recommendation, you will receive an email from the FL Medical Marijuana Registry with a temporary password. You will then be able to access the registry with the email address provided. Either fill out the card registration application online (faster) or mail in the provided paper application. Also mail in a $75 check or money order or pay online with the patient ID or other identifiable information. In 1-2 weeks an email from the FL DOH will arrive providing a temporary registration verification email. Access to a dispensary is permitted with this document. The card should arrive in the mail 1-2 weeks later. You are required to renew your medical cannabis license once per year. Be sure to renew your card 30 days prior to expiration to prevent license renewal delays.